AROLDIS CHAPMAN RUMORS

Update On Cincinnati Closer Aroldis Chapman

According to John Fayman the Cincinnati Reds closer, Aroldis Chapman, threw a 45 pitch bullpen session on Sunday. As far as we know, it went well and he will most likely attempt live batting practice on Wednesday. Assuming the live practice throwing session goes off without a hitch, he should start a rehab assignment in the minors soon after.  For everyone that still took a chance...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chapman could face batters as soon as Wednesday

The timetable for getting Reds closer Aroldis Chapman in front of hitters again seems to be accelerating even quicker than expected. Chapman, who is trying to return from being hit in the face by a line drive last month, could likely throw live batting practice to hitters as soon as Wednesday at PNC Park. Originally, the club was targeting this milestone by the end of the road trip...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Aroldis Chapman cleared for fielding and batting practice

Just two days ago, we at Sports Injury Alert got word that Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman would throw bullpen sessions every three days during the Reds' current road trip that began on Friday. That report from MLB.com's Mark Sheldon said that Chapman may receive clearance to throw live batting practice and take fielding practice near the end of that trip. It turns...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Chapman cleared to throw batting practice

CHICAGO (AP) -- Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has been cleared to throw batting practice for the first time since he was hit in the face by a line drive during an exhibition game on March 10. Chapman sustained fractures of his nose and and a bone above his left eye when hit by the drive off the bat of Kansas City's Salvador Perez. Reds manager Bryan Price said Friday...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Aroldis Chapman: bullpens every three days during road trip

After that vicious line drive hit his face late in Spring Training, Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is already on track to pitch again before long. MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports that Chapman will throw a bullpen session on Thursday, his second since the surgery to repair the fracture that the line drive caused in Chapman's face. Sheldon says that Chapman will throw...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman pitches off mound, wows observers

After a horrific scene just three-and-a-half weeks ago, Cincinnati Reds (and really all baseball fans) got a bit of good news today when Aroldis Chapman, the hard-throwing lefty closer for the Reds, threw off the mound for the first time.  Chapman was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals slugger Salvador Perez, breaking facial bones throughout his...
Via Reading Between The Seams
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chapman feels 'physically, mentally great'

CINCINNATI -- They gathered in the Cincinnati Reds bullpen early Monday afternoon as if somebody was passing out stacks of $100 bills. To the Reds, what was going on in the bullpen was worth about $30 million and even general manager Walt Jocketty was there among the many observers to watch Aroldis Chapman throw off a mound. How did he do? The catcher's glove always pops louder...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chapman recovering better than anticipated

Anyone who saw the spring training video of Aroldis Chapman getting struck in the head by a line drive knows how serious the immediate ramifications were at the time. At worst, Chapman may have sustained an injury that would threaten his life, or possibly even his career. At best, Chapman was probably looking at some time on the sidelines due to a concussion and contusion to the...
Via Redlegs Review
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Scary video surfaces of Aroldis Chapman getting struck in face by line drive

Your browser does not support iframes.One of the scariest baseball injuries you are likely to see came Wednesday night in Surprise when Aroldis Chapman was on the wrong end of a screaming line drive hit by Royals catcher Salvador Perez.The ball jumped off Perez's bat so quickly Chapman didn't even have time to finish his follow through. The impact of the baseball striking...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman carted off after being hit in face by line drive

A scary moment unfolded on the field Wednesday night when Aroldis Chapman had to be taken off the field with a stretcher after getting hit in the face with a line drive.C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer chronicled the whole experience and noted how serious the situation appeared to be.
Via Redlegs Review
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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